In today's first Pearl of Wisdom (there's a second coming up this afternoon!) Charlotte Druckman -- co-founder of our very own Tournament of Cookbooks, writer, and author of the forthcoming Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat & Staying in the Kitchen (Chronicle, Fall 2012) -- keeps things short and sweet.
If you heed any of this week's advice, hers is an admirably succinct one to remember:
You always want to describe the desired effect, not just give instructions on how to achieve it. This allows for improvisation, problem solving, and technological difficulties or discrepancies.
There's more to come! At 1:00pm, we'll be sharing Deb Perelman from Smitten Kitchen's advice on recipe writing -- see you this afternoon!